Wow. This second wine shows such beautiful cedar, tobacco and berry character. Full-bodied, layered and juicy. Lots of gorgeous fruit and spice character. Long finish. Second wine of Calon-Segur. Drink in 2021.
This finely perfumed wine has a percentage of Cabernet Franc in the blend giving elegance as well as contrasting well with the ripe, jammy Merlot. This generously structured wine is smooth, juicy with red fruits and acidity. It will age well over the medium term. (RV)
The 2015 Marquis de Calon Segur is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc cropped at 47 hectoliters per hectare and matured in 50% new wood over the next 17 months. The blend is indicative of a decreasing proportion of Merlot. The nose is very attractive, quite rich and opulent in style, macerated black cherries, cassis and violet, nicely defined and gaining intensity in the glass. The palate is smooth on the entry with ripe blackberry and boysenberry fruit. There is a little graininess to the texture and a pleasant salinity that just crescendos towards the finish, leaving a marine-influenced residue in the mouth. This has very good potential and is certainly an improvement in terms of the deuxième vin compared to previous vintages. (NM)
Fine, St-Estèphe nose. Some richness, certainly full ripeness. Classic, very satisfying, well-balanced stuff. *Good Value* Drink to 2030. (JR)
The 2015 Le Marquis de Calon Ségur, the chateaux's Merlot-based second wine, is pretty, gracious and nicely lifted, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Bright, red-toned fruit, floral notes and silky, polished tannins give the wine its finesse and grace. The 2012 spent 19 months in barrel (25% new) and was bottled in September 2017, which is on the later side for second wines. In 2015, the Cabernet Franc lots that usually go into the Grand Vin were used in the Marquis. The blend is 57% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Franc. Tasted two times. (AG)
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